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Volunteers See #Fukushima Radiation on the Move

The radiation-mapping project launched shortly after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster recently surpassed more than ten million data points, all gathered by a network of local volunteers. The maps show, among other things, that radiation levels are dropping more quickly than should be expected via half-life decay alone. Project director Sean Bonner says this may be a sign that radioactive …

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90-fold radiation increase in #Fukushima groundwater

Tokyo Electric Power Co Inc said it had found levels of radioactive material in groundwater had risen sharply at a damaged Japanese nuclear power plant. A survey showed the levels of caesium-134 in groundwater at an observation well had jumped to 9,000 becquerels per litre on Monday, from 99 per litre on Friday, the operator of the Fukushima Daiichi plant …

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Tritium Levels Soar on Coast at Fukushima Plant

More than two years after the devastating accident at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. 9501.TO +4.32% is seeing levels soar of a radioactive element called tritium. The problem spot is on the coastal side of the plant’s heavily damaged No. 2 reactor, one of the areas where Tepco regularly monitors groundwater to check for radioactive …

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Fukushima records highest radiation level in a year

You might think that radiation levels would be falling more than two years after Japan’s most serious nuclear disaster since the bombing of Nagasaki in the Second World War. But on a rooftop in Fukushima, radioactive cesium levels were at the highest levels observed in the past year, according to the Asahi Shumbunnewspaper. The publication reported that University of Tokyo associate professor Ryoji Enomoto found …

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